With climate change, Evanston is projected to experience more extremely hot days, more heavy precipitation events, wetter winters, springs, and falls, and drier summers with more frequent short-term droughts.

CGE’s Climate Adaptation Task Force identifies and promotes strategies to help the Evanston community prepare for these projected climate impacts.

The group gives special attention to the impacts that the changing climate will have on our natural environment. Task force members are engaged in projects designed to help maintain and expand a diverse and healthy urban forest, raise awareness about the benefits of adapted plants and sustainable gardening practices, protect wildlife and natural habitats, encourage the use of green infrastructure practices, and promote water conservation and

For more information about the task force — or to get involved — please contact